In the News
The Times Record | June 25, 2021
Portland Press Herald | June 24, 2021
Maine Public | June 2021
Portland Press Herald | May 17, 2021
Because of pandemic-related uncertainties and Bowdoin College’s schedule, the Brunswick-based theater felt it had to change venues for the shows to go on.
Bangor Daily News | May 19, 2021
Many Mainers were pleasantly surprised last week to hear Gov. Janet Mills announce that, effective May 24, the majority of Maine’s pandemic restrictions will be lifted.
The Times Record | April 30, 2021
Mainebiz | November 11, 2020
In the spring, COVID-19 and resulting public health restrictions forced Maine’s three dozen or so live theaters to go dark. Most still are.
“NewCenter Maine | September 1, 2020
“People constantly were saying, ‘We missed you so much’”
The Times Record | July 17, 2020
On April 14, the Maine State Music Theatre announced the sad news: MSMT’s entire summer season would be canceled due to the coronavirus.
NewsCenter Maine | Ma y 13, 2020
Cancelling the 2020 season “is very scary for us”
Downeast Magazine | April 2020
“Sometimes I fantasize about leaving LA and living in a little boat off the coast of Maine,” Anna Kendrick writes in her 2016 memoir, Scrappy Little Nobody.
Newscenter Maine | April 27, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges this year, though, to those beloved theater companies. Amidst COVID-19, a number of venues have had to make the gut-wrenching decision to cancel or postpone their seasons — which, for seasonal locations like Maine State Music Theatre, means their stages won’t undertake the magical transformation of a show until next year.
WGME-13 | April 22, 2020
With summer just around the corner, summer theaters in Maine are faced with a difficult question on whether to open.
Mainebiz | April 22, 2020
Maine State Music Theatre is now part of a growing chorus of performing arts organizations that have canceled their 2020 seasons because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
WMTW-8 | April 21, 2020
The Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick has canceled its entire 2020 season due to the coronavirus. The theatre has staged performances every summer for 62 years, performing in front of more than 65,000 people each year. The theatre employs 240 people each year, many coming from all over the country just for the summer season.
Portland Press Herald | April 21, 2020
Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick has canceled its performance season, joining a long list of arts organizations in Maine that have scrubbed summer programming because of the coronavirus and placing public safety above financial risk.
Portland Press Herald | April 2, 2020
The Bates Dance Festival and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts are among the entities that won’t schedule summer programming this year.
Portland Press Herald | October 30, 2019
Maine State Music Theatre has hired Amanda Choate to serve as the theater’s year-round development director.
The Times Record | October 7, 2019
To introduce a new, suspenseful story time, this one geared toward adults, Maine State Music Theatre’s Curt Dale Clark read two classics from an author he said was the “undisputed American master of mystery and the macabre” — Edgar Allan Poe.
Times Record | January 30 , 2019
When Belle walked out on stage for the first time, draped in the swaths of golden fabric and intricate, glittering embroidery that made up her signature gown from Beauty and the Beast, there were gasps and whispers from the audience as they took in the hand made gown that was every little girl’s princess fantasy. This moment is one of costume designer Ryan Moller’s crowning achievements.
Broadway World | January 6, 2019
It is the winter doldrums here in North Country, but what better way to combat those blues than to take in an entertaining, moving, or inspiring evening at one of Maine’s fine theatre companies?